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RoanokeFan
07-07-2012, 10:10 PM
GIANTS' MARK HERZLICH: WE'RE STILL BITTER OVER 9 - 7 SEASON (http://www.giants101.com/2012/07/07/new-york-giants-mark-herzlich-were-still-bitter-over-9-7-season/)

"Once the ticker tape and confetti from the <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Super Bowl XLVI" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/super-bowl-xlvi/" rel="tag nofollow">Super
Bowl XLVI</a> parade and following stadium celebration have settled, some
feelings become real again. This reigns true for <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New York Giants" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/" rel="tag nofollow">New York
Giants</a> linebacker Mark Herzlich (http://www.giants101.com/tag/mark-herzlich/).


Herzlich maintains clarity on what happened to him and the team during the
2011 regular season, but says the Giants are steadfast in remembering a horrible
four-game losing streak that preempted most media outlets, other teams and even
some Giants fans to write epitaphs on Big Blue prematurely.</p>
<blockquote>


“I think that as amazing as last year was there is still a bitter taste in
our mouth from that four game stretch where we lost. Everyone really remembers
that feeling all too well and playing just for survival just to get into the
playoffs and just to do that type of thing, that’s not where we want to be at
half way through the season. We want to put ourselves in position earlier to get
that playoff spot and then to repeat what we did last year at the end of the
season.” Herzlich said in an interview with WEEI in Boston.</p></blockquote>


#58 is coming into 2012 training camp with more than determination. Mark
will travel up to Albany with the mindset that the starting position of Mike
linebacker is his for the taking.</p>
<blockquote>


“It’s mine for the taking,” Herzlich said in April. “I wish the best for
everybody else, but it’s still a competition. I want the team to do well, and if
it’s not the spot that the coaches want me in, then that’s one thing. But the
way I look at it is, there is a place that I can play and I don’t want anyone to
take that away from me.”</p></blockquote>


From the top—head coach <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Tom Coughlin" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/tom-coughlin/" rel="tag nofollow">Tom
Coughlin</a>—the feelings trickle down unchanged: The need to improve is always
there. The Giants finished with a 9-7 record. <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Mark Herzlich" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/mark-herzlich/" rel="tag nofollow">Mark
Herzlich</a> finished his rookie season with 12 tackles recorded in 11 games
played. Both statements clearly share similarities and parallels in the fact
that there’s definite progress to be had according the clipboard agenda for the
virulent G-Men. They’re a resilient bunch that has used the adversity mantra to
death. This time, the playbook seems to have a new play call in it that comes
from unsettled and unresolved feelings about how the players and coaches (as
well as the front office) look back on how 2011 really went down.</p>


Don’t be surprised if the World Champions come out with massive chips on
their shoulders as if they missed the playoffs—and play harder now. They may
seem as if they’ve something to prove to themselves more than any other along
the way."</p>

fourth&forever
07-07-2012, 11:52 PM
love the attitude
hope Herzy surprises this year.

miked1958
07-08-2012, 04:11 AM
love the attitude
hope Herzy surprises this year.I like it to

Diamondring
07-08-2012, 09:06 AM
That will be nice if things came through.

jomo
07-08-2012, 11:28 AM
love the attitude hope Herzy surprises this year.He's an easy kid to root for. It's all good!

bLuereverie
07-08-2012, 12:39 PM
I love this. With all the talk of how the Giants needed the Eagles and Dallas to underperform, this team underperformed as well. I look for a truly dominant and consistent defense.

RoanokeFan
07-08-2012, 12:44 PM
love the attitude hope Herzy surprises this year.He's an easy kid to root for. It's all good!

+1

Harooni
07-08-2012, 11:22 PM
I like how hurtzlick thinks